Real Estate Blog

Selling your homeAs we start the new year, there is always an increase in the number of home sellers that want to put their homes on the market for the Spring season. While buyer interest does often pick up at this time of year, the number of homes on the market is so high your home may not receive the attention it deserves due to larger amount of competition. If you too want to sell your Bastrop home in the coming months, it would be a good idea to beat the rush and get your home on the market as soon as possible. Here are 10 things to do NOW so you can get your home listed in the next 30 days.

1. Take down all of your interior and exterior holiday decorations. Nothing will distract buyers more than Christmas decorations in February.

2. Pack up excess belongings in

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Cemetery ClubThree Jewish widows gather monthly for tea and visits to their husbands’ graves at the cemetery together. Come along with these very different ladies as they make trips to the cemetery and encounter Sam the butcher, a widow visiting his wife’s grave.

Cemetery Club proves you can make friends anywhere and enjoy yourself no matter where you are if you are open to it. Spend an evening you are certain to enjoy at the theater with these ladies. Ticket prices start at $8 and can be purchased online or in person. Add dinner at The 602 on Main prior to your show to enjoy a full night out.

When: Various dates and times January 26.

Where: Bastrop Opera House, 711 Spring Street, Bastrop, TX 78602

For more information about Cemetery Club or to purchase

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2019 Real Estate ForecastIn many parts of the country, 2018 was a good year for real estate. While it could have been better if there were more homes available for sale, homes were appreciating and interest rates remained relatively low making it a very profitable time to sell your home and a nice time to buy if you could find the right house for you. Will 2019 see more of the same or can you expect a change as the new year progresses? Here are a few things to keep watching.

  • Interest rates will continue to rise as 2019 progresses stretching buyer’s budgets and limiting the amount buyers can spend on a home.
  • Home price appreciation will continue to slow as inventory amounts begin to stabilize. Prices will still climb, just at lower levels than recent years.
  • Inventory
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129 Mountain LaurelIf you have been waiting for your chance to call ColoVista home, we have multiple opportunities in 2019 for you to make ColoVista your home. Whether you are looking for an existing home that is move-in ready or a lot to build the home of your dreams, we have something for your.

You will love living in ColoVista. A professionally managed golf course, The Mansion at ColoVista events venue for weddings and other events and the seasonal pool are just some of the things you will enjoy.

For more information about individual properties, please view them below.ColoVista


129 Mountain Laurel Way

106 Fairway Court


101 Sandpiper Drive

103 Sandpiper Drive

103 Egret Drive

107 Egret Drive

113 Loon Drive

121 Riverwalk Lane


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Cool Cats Chili CookOffMake plans to attend Bastrop 1832 Farmers Market this Saturday for the fourth annual Cool Cats Chili CookOff. Enjoy a bowl of yummy chili by one of the CookOff participants. Donations are suggested to enjoy the CookOff. There will also be other fun activities as well. After you enjoy of bowl of chili, make sure to cast your vote for the CookOff winner. You may also win a cake at the stray cat cake walk, purchase homemade desserts from the bake sale and bid for cat themed items in the silent auction.

This proceeds from this fun event benefit Bastrop CATS Trap-Neuter-Return program, which is a non-profit organization assisting feral, free roaming and stray cats in the Bastrop area.

When: Saturday, January 12 11:00 a.m-2:00 p.m.

Where: Bastrop 1832

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Mortgage TermsFor most people, your home will be the largest purchase you ever make and depending on the terms of the mortgage you choose to pay for your home, you could spend more than double the actual price of your home by the time you pay for it (if you ever pay it off.)

Selecting a mortgage is almost like picking shoes….it can be really hard to make a decision and there seems to be new choices all the time. There are tons of different mortgage options available and every different choice has both pros and cons. With so many choices, how will you ever decide which mortgage is best for you. Today, let’s just focus on the length of your mortgage term. While 30 years is probably the most common because it makes your home more affordable, there are some distinct

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121 Riverwalk LaneCalling all golf lovers-Welcome Home! This beautiful corner lot on Riverwalk Lane at ColoVista Country Club will be the perfect space for your dream home. Located on the #17 tee box, this lot has much to offer.

Pick your favorite builder and build your dream home. From the day you move in, you will enjoy all that ColoVista has to offer. With an award winning 18-hole golf course, tennis courts and walking trails, there are many opportunities for recreational activities. The community pool overlooks the Colorado River and provides resort style swimming and relaxing for you. With all ColoVista has to offer, you will wonder why you didn’t build here sooner.

For more information or to see additional photos of this home, visit here.

The Janis Penick

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First Firday Art WalkOne of Bastrop’s favorite events will take place Friday, January 4 for the first time in 2019. On the first Friday of each month, Downtown Bastrop hosts the First Friday Art Walk. featuring art, live music, dining, shopping and much more. It is the place to go and you are sure to have a fun night bumping into friends.

This month’s event will take place on Friday, January 4 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and will include a  variety of art including glass blowing displays, street artisans, mosaics and lots more. Various locations throughout Downtown Bastrop stay open for the event so it is also a fun way to visit some your favorites in the evening for a completely new experience. Plan to walk through town then stop for dinner at your favorite downtown restaurant to

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RoofYou may think of your roof as just a small part of your home but it is probably the most important part of your structure since it provides protection to all of the other parts of your home and makes it possible for everything else to work together. If taking good care of your home is important to you, start with your roof and give it the attention it deserves. Without proper maintenance, your roof may start to deteriorate causing damage to the rest of your home that can be very expensive and difficult to repair. Consider taking care of your roof like taking care of your health. Letting one thing go can cause other things to fail as well making it that much harder and costly to repair things down the road.

Like many things in life, the key to not

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129 Mountain LaurelThis is the dream home you have been waiting for. With both spectacular sunset and golf course views, you will enjoy every single day in in this beautiful multi-level home. You will love coming home to two levels of decks where you can enjoy sweeping panoramic views of the Colorado River Valley.

This home features four bedrooms, three full baths and one half bath and more than 6,000 square feet of living space. All of this space will give you room for everything you could possibly need. The living areas include a family/great room with fireplace, two offices, a game room, media room with wet bar and a bonus room for crafts, exercise or a play room. These rooms are all extra-large with room for you to fulfill all of your dreams.129 Mountain Laurel

Prepare all of your

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